The designs included in this book stem from over 15 years of designing and teaching beadwork. As you look through the designs you will see Stephanie's great love of colour and texture as she demonstrates a variety of sizes and shapes to achieve many different looks. Many of the designs can be customised to suit your own personal taste. All the major stitches are featured and explained in full, or referenced back to another project within the book.
Like so many beaders Stephanie Burnham's creative life started in another textile discipline. She took an Adult Education course entitled Art & Design in Embroidery and stayed on to take her City and Guilds in Embroidery. Stephanie was invited to teach at The Country Cross Stitcher and they are now in the 9th year of workshops for The Woburn School of Needlework. Here she teaches classes in both embroidery and beadwork from beginners to innovative and challenging techniques. Stephanie started beading quite unexpectedly whilst attending an Embroiderers Guild meeting in Letchworth and was hooked after about half an hour. Stephanie was thrilled to be chosen to teach as the Great British Bead Show held in Coventry. Stephanie is the owner of The Bead Scene Studio in Potterspury, Northamptonshire.